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Pronunciation[]

  • (comparative of "low"; let descend by its own weight, etc):
    • (UK): IPA: /ˈləʊə/, SAMPA: /"l@U@/
    • (US): IPA: /ˈloʊɚ/, SAMPA: /"loU@`/
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    • Rhymes: -əʊə(r)
  • (lour)

Etymology 1[]

From low + -er (comparative)

Adjective[]

lower

  1. Template:Comparative of
Translations[]

Etymology 2[]

From lower (more low)

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Lower

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Lower (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive) To let descend by its own weight, as something suspended; to let down; as, to lower a bucket into a well; to lower a sail of a boat; sometimes, to pull down; as, to lower a flag.
    Lowered softly with a threefold cord of love Down to a silent grave. Alfred Tennyson.
  2. (transitive) To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.
  3. (transitive) To depress as to direction; as, to lower the aim of a gun.
  4. (transitive) To make less elevated as to object; as, to lower one's ambition, aspirations, or hopes.
  5. (transitive) To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's vitality; to lower distilled liquors.
  6. (transitive) To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.
  7. Template:Reflexive (lower oneself) To humble oneself; to do something one considers to be beneath one's dignity.
  8. (transitive) To reduce (something) in value, amount, etc.; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc.
  9. (intransitive) To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
  10. (intransitive) To decrease in value, amount, etc.
Synonyms[]
  • (let (something) descend by its own weight, such as a bucket or sail): bring down
  • (reduce the height of, as a fence or chimney): shorten
  • (depress as to direction, as a gun):
  • (make less elevated as to object, as ambitions or hopes): reduce
  • (reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of, as temperature): reduce, turn down
  • (transitive: to humble):
  • (reflexive: to humble oneself): be humble
  • (reduce (something) in value, amount, etc): cut, reduce
  • (intransitive: grow less): die off, drop, fall, fall off, shrink
  • (intransitive: decrease in value): become/get smaller, become/get lower, lessen, reduce
Translations[]

Etymology 3[]

Old English lowren, luren; See Dutch loeren, Late German luren. German lauern (to lurk, to be on the watch), and English leer, lurk.

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Lower

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Lower (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. Alternative spelling of lour.

Anagrams[]

  • elorw,
  • owler
  • rowel

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